Register Now for Fathers and Flashlights

Register Now for Fathers and Flashlights

This September, West U dads and their kids will pitch a tent on the fields of West University Elementary School for a campout under the stars. The Friends of West University Place Parks will host their annual Fathers and Flashlights event on Sept. 27 and 28. Registration for this popular...
Principal Threet Gets Ready for 19th School Year at West U Elementary

Principal Threet Gets Ready for 19th School Year at West U Elementary

When the bell rings on the first day of school, John Threet will begin his 19th school year as principal of West University Elementary School. “I really love what I’m doing,” he says. “I love the kids. I still enjoy that interaction.” Since coming to the school in 1996, enrollment...
West U Firefighter Memorializes Parents with Gift to the City

West U Firefighter Memorializes Parents with Gift to the City

Tommy Jones II was born and raised in West U and spent his entire career serving on the West U Fire Department. Now he and his sister Linda Pizzi are giving back to the city in a way they hope will help their parents’ memory live on. Tommy and Linda...
Life at CPP: Lifeguards Get Ready for Another Summer at Colonial Park Pool

Life at CPP: Lifeguards Get Ready for Another Summer at Colonial Park Pool

It’s summer in West U. Kids are out of school and families are flocking to Colonial Park Pool. This summer, more than 33,000 people will come to the pool to take a dip, get some sun or participate in one of several summer events the city will host at the...
‘Years and Tears’: Inside a University Boulevard Mansion

‘Years and Tears’: Inside a University Boulevard Mansion

When driving down University Boulevard, one can’t help but notice the newly built home at the corner of University and Rutgers. The house has a presence on the block and it should, having been inspired by the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. West U residents Tommy and Joy Welch...
A Book in Every Home: Local Mothers Provide Books to At-Risk Children

A Book in Every Home: Local Mothers Provide Books to At-Risk Children

When Amy Barnes and Sandra Ahlhorn see elementary students hugging their books to their chest after a Books Between Kids book drive they know that they may have just given them their very first book. Amy and Sandra are the co-founders of Books Between Kids, a nonprofit organization that serves...
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Share Your Pet Photos with West U Connections

Share Your Pet Photos with West U Connections

Show off your furry friends in an upcoming edition of West U Connections. Send photos and stories about your pets to jamie@embeepublishing.com.
West U Celebrates Fourth of July

West U Celebrates Fourth of July

The City of West U held its annual Fourth of July parade, followed by a party at Colonial Pool. See more photos at www.westuconnections.com.
WULL Player Throws Out First Pitch at Astros Game

WULL Player Throws Out First Pitch at Astros Game

The Houston Astros celebrated its Little League Day on Sunday, June 29 at Minute Maid Park in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Little League. The Astros’ Little League Day is one of more than 80 similar events happening at every Major League Baseball Club in the United States this baseball season. “So many current...
Chick-fil-A Cow Presented with All Star Jersey

Chick-fil-A Cow Presented with All Star Jersey

Chick-fil-A has teamed up with West U Little League to provide concessions at South Campus. WULL American and National Major Division All Stars recently presented the Chick-fil-A cow with his own All Star jersey to wear during tournament play.
New Charity to Host Event at Southside Place Clubhouse

New Charity to Host Event at Southside Place Clubhouse

Houston Children Give Back will host the summer edition of “H20 + Kids” at the City of Southside Place Clubhouse. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon. The City of Houston’s WaterWorks Education Center helped HCGB tailor the event so children can learn more about the fragility of...
Chief’s Corner: ABC’s of School Year Safety

Chief’s Corner: ABC’s of School Year Safety

My name is Stephen McCarty and I am the Police Chief for the City of Southside Place. I hope that you and your families are enjoying a nice summer vacation. As I contemplated how to begin my article on school safety many thoughts raced through my mind: should I give statistical data; should it just...
Connecting with Your New WUES PTO President

Connecting with Your New WUES PTO President

This is going to be a great year at West University Elementary School! I’m thrilled to be the 2014-15 PTO President. Our chairs have been working hard this summer to ensure all of our school events are fun and exciting. I am fortunate to be working with a generous community, dedicated group of volunteers, and...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

A Parks Master Plan Citizens Task Force was established in October 2013 with eight members, representing a cross section of West University residents being appointed by council. The Parks and Recreation Director and Assistant Director serve as the staff liaisons. The city has retained the services of White Oak Studio, specifically Principal Jim Patterson, who...
Connecting with Your Publisher

Connecting with Your Publisher

This is a big school year for our family. My older son, Gabriel, is starting his sophomore year of high school. This year he won’t have the learning curve of his freshman year, he knows the ropes of campus, his baseball and theater programs, and I am confident he will work on his organizational skills...
Photos of Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation Luncheon

Photos of Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation Luncheon

Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation held its Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, May 1 at the Junior League of Houston.  The sold-out room of 340 women was entertained by inspirational speaker, Pam Thompson, who spoke on the theme of, “All You Need is Love.” Scholarships totaling $48,000 were presented to 21 young women from...